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                                                   Years attended K.A.                               Area, City or Town of Residence

Roy McClymont                            1990 - 1995                                         Atlanta

Sun,
5th February 2006

Hello, Kilmarnock Academy. Firstly, I would like to commend whoever is responsible for putting together this website, it certainly was overdue. It is great to see so much of the school's history and future on the web, especially for us who live so far away and miss many traits of "The Academy" (there really is only one school in Kilmarnock!).

My name is Roy McClymont, I was a pupil here from 1990-1995. I left KA for the sunny shores of South Sheilds, Tyne and Wear where I was enrolled in an HND program as an Engineering Officer Cadet for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. I served Her Majesty (no, I don't know her personally but that was what I was told to call her) for 5 years in which I sailed the greater part of the world. This for me was my dream job, ever since sitting in Mr. Scollay's lofty Geography classroom in the Old Academy commanding views over the world, I dreamed of seeing many worldly sites, this career provided visiting them in the flesh.

From the RFA, I moved into the Cruise Industry of the Merchant Navy sector with an American Company called Windstar Cruises. Turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made as I fell in love with a passenger in only my second week, 3 1/2 years later we would marry. I lasted 2 trips (about 1 year) with Windstar Cruises before I realized life at sea was not conducive for a relationship and the subsequent aching heart. Jenna and I moved to Glasgow together in the summer of 2001 before I waved my hand goodbye to my homeland. Due to work commitments, immigration and the complexities involved with these processes, Jenna and I lived in Auckland, New Zealand and London before having met the necessary requirements for living together in 2003 for residence in the United States. We now live in Atlanta, GA, Jenna's home city and state, with our two pugs Bacon and Sydney. Jenna is enrolled at Emory University working diligently to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have completely changed career tracks. I am currently back at University (Kennesaw State University) where I am working towards a double major degree in History and Geography. My areas of study at the moment are: Water Resource Management (particularly the degradation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia) and The Logistics of the Holocaust. Finally, I also work for the University's Dept of History and hope to perhaps be part of the faculty one day when I complete my Masters Degree. Here is an abstract version of where I have been and what I have done since my days spent on Elmbank Drive. I hope this website can continue to catch former pupils like myself who long to be back in contact with the school that set them up for life.

Kind regards, Roy McClymont

P.S My brother, Taylor McClymont (1980-1984 I believe) now lives in Adelaide, Australia. I shall try to persuade him (and others I know) to get in contact with this message board.


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